Sightseeings Estonia - Day tour to the mysterious Ida-Viru County

Book your tour and find out how miners worked and how the Soviet times influenced our regions!

On this tour you'll go deep underground with a train, just as miners used to do. We'll visit Sillamäe, a town that was closed for a long time, because of a uranium concentration plant and see the Valaste waterfall, which is the highest in Estonia.

Duration: 10hClothing: ComfortableBy: Bus and foot

The day tour includes the following highlights:
  • Estonian Mining Museum, which introduces the life of miners
  • Sillamäe Museum, which gives an overview of the town’s history and development
  • Vaivara Blue Hills Museum, which exhibits weapons, uniforms, soldiers' personal effects etc
  • Valaste waterfall, the highest waterfall in Estonia (30m)

Ida-Viru County is an exciting and unique part of Estonia. Here, you can see the architectural heritage from the Soviet era, abandoned mines, and surreal industrial landscapes, surrounded by some of the largest forests and bogs in Estonia.

Mining museumSillamäeValaste waterfall

Kohtla-Nõmme has one of the most unique museums in Estonia- an underground mining museum where you can act just like miners back in the days. At the museum, equipped with a miner’s helmet, lamp and clothing, it is possible to take a look at miner’s work places, the former underground mining technology, the miner’s train and the explosive storage.

Sillamäe is a small town in Ida-Virumaa that once was closed to public because of the uranium concentration plant which was built there. Today, we have the possibility to examine the buildings from the post-war period of Stalin, classical avenues and museums. Vaivara village is home to the Blue Hills Museum which exhibits the remnants of the battles held on the Narva River and in the Blue Hills in 1944.

Valaste Waterfall, located at the Ontika limestone cliff, is more than 30m high, making it the highest waterfall in Estonia. The waterfall can be admired from the side as well, which offers a lovely view of the layers formed in 400,000 million years.

About the tour:
  • Suitable for FIT and groups
  • Private tours are available with your preferred languages. Guides can join you from Tallinn or Kohtla-Nõmme
  • Lunch, entrances and private transfers included